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Mugabe's wife makes entry into active politics

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The wife of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe was on Friday chosen to lead the ruling party’s powerful women’s wing, catapulting her into active politics and adding new intrigue to the battle to succeed the 90-year-old strongman.The nomination of 49-year-old Grace Mugabe as the “sole” candidate for the position of the national secretary of the ZANU-PF women’s league was endorsed by a conference in Harare.The position is sure to be confirmed at the party’s elective congress in December.“I feel very much overwhelmed” by the nomination, she told some 3,000 delegates who backed her.Her new pos